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The State New Economy Index

The Metropolitan New Economy Index

April 2001

The Metropolitan New Economy Index builds on work we began in The New Economy Index and the The State New Economy Index, in which we used a new set of economic indicators to illustrate the structural foundations of what we and others have called the "New Economy." In the first report, we tracked the transformation of the U.S. economy along four main lines: the industrial and occupational mix, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism and competition, and the IT revolution. In the second report, we applied a similar set of indicators to the 50 states. Here, we look at the nation's top 50 metropolitan regions.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Overview and Methodology
 
The Rankings
 
Summary of Results
 
PART I: KNOWLEDGE JOBS

PART II: GLOBALIZATION

PART III: ECONOMIC DYNAMISM

PART IV: THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

PART V: INNOVATION CAPACITY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
 
Data Sources
 
The Metropolitan Areas and their Major Cities

Weighting Methodology
 
Endnotes
 
About the Authors

METRO AREAS
 
Atlanta

Austin

Boston

Buffalo

Charlotte

Chicago

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dallas

Dayton

Denver

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Greensboro

Hartford

Houston

Indianapolis

Jacksonville

Kansas City

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Louisville

Memphis

Miami

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Nashville

New Orleans

New York

Norfolk

Oklahoma City

Orlando

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Portland

Raleigh-Durham

Richmond

Rochester

Sacramento

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

Seattle

St. Louis

Tampa

Washington

West Palm Beach
 

 
Metro Index Home | Introduction | Overview &
Methodology
| The Rankings | Summary of Results
Development Strategies | Data Sources
Metro Areas | Endnotes | The Authors

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